Major News and Events of 03 August 2012
What Happened on 03 August 2012
Supreme Court offers relief to the Vrindavan widows
Sajjan Kumar's plea in 1984 riots case allowed by the court
Cabinet approves Rs.14,000 crore spectrum reserve price
India and Sri Lanka will double trade to $10 bn by 2015
First Indian TV festival in Goa
India will launch 3 satellites next month, 2 by the end of the year
It was good day for India as it got its second medal today. Army shooter Vijay Kumar got silver for the country. He secured the second position in the men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol finishing on 30 while Cuba’s Leuris Pupo closed on 34 giving the country its first gold. Vijay’s teammate Joydeep Karmakar missed a medal on the same day by a narrow margin.Other highlights of the day were- Saina losing to top rated Wang Yihan from China, she would be looking for a bronze now. Women’s discus thrower Krishan Poornia made it to the finals. Vikas Krishnan has entered the last eight of the men’s 69 kg category in boxing. India’s mixed double duo of Paes and Sania’a match was stopped in the middle due to rains and bad light. Triple jumper Mayookha Johny and men's shot putter Om Prakash Singh bowed out of track and field events of the 2012 London Games on the first day.
Supreme Court disturbed with the plight of the Vrindavan widows today said that India was the only country where in spite of free distribution of food and water people still go hungry. The court directed the Chief Medical Officer of Mathura hospital to send a team of doctors twice a week to the four shelter homes as well as slammed the officials for doing precious little in this regard and just making proposals. Court made other directions as well like the head of the sanitation department was asked to ensure that shelter rooms are kept in a good condition. Court opined that providing free food to the inmates may lead to street people also coming in for that. Pension should be given to the widows and they should be given the choice to cook their food if they wanted. CMO was also directed to ensure that decent last rites is provided to widows who pass away.
Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's plea to use the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victim's statement as a defence has been approved the Delhi High Court. Setting aside the June 2 trial court order that dismissed Sajjan Kumar's plea Justice Pratibha Rani observed that the defendant should be given a reasonable scope to defend himself in the trial.Sajjan Kumar along with five others is facing a triall for instigating a mob to attack and kill Sikhs after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi on Oct 31, 1984. They have been booked under sections 302 (murder), 395 (dacoity), 427 (mischief to cause damage to property), 153-A (promoting enmity between different communities) of the Indian Penal Code.
A two-day Indian TV Fest will be held in Goa on November 2-3, the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) announced. There will be interactive seminars, key-note sessions, events, content, business services technology and service pavilions, performances and sporting activities in the festival. The festival's core committee members include Sunil Lulla, Keertan Adyanthaya, Monica Tata and Lydia Buthello. This festival would provide the scope for Indian and global broadcasters to aim for growth in a market which has a reach of 140 million homes and is growing fast.
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